20.05.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Eating Stellenbosch: 9 of The Best

Eating Stellenbosch: 9 of The Best

It’s really hard to describe the foodie scene in Stellenbosch in one category, because it’s so diverse. Restaurants and kitchens range from top quality fine dining, the likes of Tokara Restaurant (probably one of my top 5 favourites) to home-cooking in the kitchens of  the Mama’s of Kayamandi Township – there are so many delicious […]

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28.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

#Stellenblog 2015 is coming

#Stellenblog 2015 is coming

One of my absolute highlights of 2014 was a week spent in Stellenbosch for the #Stellenblog campaign. If you’ve never heard of it before, #Stellenblog is a wine tourism campaign, conceptualised and hosted by Stellenbosch Wine Routes, Stellenbosch Tourism and Destinate. The aim of the campaign is to share stories from Stellenbosch, highlighting the food, […]

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28.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

DIY with Builders Warehouse

DIY with Builders Warehouse

Starting off with a disclaimer. I think that maybe the “DIY “part of the title of this post is slightly misleading. To be completely transparent, the post title should read, “Do it yourself with some help from a couple of talented tradesmen and Builders Warehouse”. This Freedom Day, Keenan I decided to build the room divider […]

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23.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Join me at INDABA for the INDABA Travel Bloggers Conference

Join me at INDABA for the INDABA Travel Bloggers Conference

I’ll be one of the speakers on the blogger panel at this year’s INDABA Travel Bloggers conference, along with my friends and fellow bloggers Kate Els, Meruschka Govender and Dawn Jorgensen. Check out their blogs IndiKate, Mzansigirl and The Incidental Tourist and join us on Friday, the 8th of May in Durban. There will also […]

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23.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

The summer of 1946 on at The Mount Nelson

The summer of 1946 on at The Mount Nelson

I really want to go see this play showing at The Mount Nelson for the next couple of months. I have always loved The Nellie. It’s the perfect place to go for a really special afternoon tea, or fancy drinks at the Planet Bar. I also had one of my favourite meals of all time at […]

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23.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

The Cancer Dojo

The Cancer Dojo

Somehow I have, thus far in life, managed to avoid any serious experiences with cancer. It hasn’t claimed any of my nearest and dearest family or friends. I haven’t had to watch someone I love suffer this dreaded disease. If the scary stats are anything to go by, this is nothing short of a miracle. Cancer affects […]

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22.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Akasha Mountain Retreat

Akasha Mountain Retreat

Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up in work and life in the city that we lose sight of what makes us human. We sleep as little as possible, do as much as possible and schedule our friends into our diaries if and when we can. I was feeling particularly tired and stressed out last week, […]

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20.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Mending my body: From the inside out

Mending my body: From the inside out

When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer. Whether it was caused by stress or whether it is hereditary doesn’t really matter, the fact is that I have an ulcer and that I haven’t been looking after it. See, I think I pretty much just grew used to living with […]

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10.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Personal Post: April 2015

Personal Post: April 2015

Hello, this is Natalie. I haven’t written anything personal in a while, so I thought I’d do a little “diary entry” post. I’ve been travelling quite a bit recently, which has been absolutely great. Actually, this whole year has been pretty great so far. You might know that Keenan and I recently bought a tiny […]

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06.04.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Roadtripping: Easter Weekend in Namibia

Roadtripping: Easter Weekend in Namibia

I’ve just started using this beautiful new app called Storehouse – it’s a place where users can tell long or short stories as they happen. It’s kind of a combination of Instagram, Twitter and a blog. The design is beautiful and the app lets you upload images and videos with as much or as little […]

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